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Eccles, Marjorie

Works: 59 works in 268 publications in 2 languages and 16,888 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Detective and mystery fiction  Historical fiction  Domestic fiction 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PR6055.C33, 823.914
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Publications about Marjorie Eccles
Publications by Marjorie Eccles
Most widely held works by Marjorie Eccles
The shape of sand by Marjorie Eccles( Book )
15 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in English and held by 1,062 libraries worldwide
"Life at Charnley was blessed, or at least so it seemed to the Jardine children. But one night their dreams of a propitious future suddenly come crashing down when a family scandal catapults them into the headlines. Nearly four decades pass and the Second World War is won, but still the exact events of that fateful night remain unknown. However, when builders working on Charnley uncover a shoebox stuffed full of old letters, photographs, and a diary, it finally seems as though some of the answers are within reach."--The publisher
Shadows & lies by Marjorie Eccles( Book )
12 editions published between 2005 and 2013 in English and held by 979 libraries worldwide
In 1910, the body of a woman is found on the country estate of Sir Henry Chetwynd. The motive for the woman's death may lie with Hannah Smith, an amnesiac recovering from an accident
Last nocturne by Marjorie Eccles( Book )
11 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 926 libraries worldwide
Chief Inspector Lamb and his assistant, Detective Sergeant Cogan investigate two suicides in which neither victim left a note behind to explain what drove him to take his own life, and it appears that nothing untoward had occurred in the weeks preceeding their deaths. Having briefly met both victims, Lamb struggles to connect the impression he gained of the men with their final actions, and his close attention pays off when a postmortem reveals some surprising results
Death of a good woman by Marjorie Eccles( Book )
6 editions published between 1988 and 1991 in English and held by 741 libraries worldwide
Fleur Saville, a beautiful and popular novelist, disappears after an argument with her husband, and it is assumed that she has left him, until she turns up dead
Broken music : a mystery by Marjorie Eccles( Book )
9 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 727 libraries worldwide
"The year is 1919 and Great Britain is still struggling to its feet after being hit by the atrocities of the First World War. Former police sergeant Herbert Reardon returns home, determined to finally find out what happened the night that his daughter, Marianne, was found drowned in the lake. When a maid is found murdered in exactly the same spot, Reardon is convinced that the two cases are linked"--
The firebird's feather by Marjorie Eccles( Book )
7 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 712 libraries worldwide
London, May, 1911. The new king, George V, is preparing for his coronation. The suffragettes are campaigning for women to get the vote. The East End seethes with unrest. And 18-year-old Kitty Challoner is looking forward to 'coming out' in London society. But Kitty's secure, sheltered world is about to be torn apart. Lydia Challoner is shot dead while out riding in Hyde Park, and during the ensuing murder investigation Kitty discovers that there was so much she didn't know about her mother. Was Lydia really the killer's intended target? Is there a link to her Russian heritage? Why had she been behaving so strangely in recent weeks? Was she having an affair? As Kitty determines to uncover the truth and wonders exactly who she can trust, she learns that the household in which she lives harbours a number of dangerous secrets
A species of revenge by Marjorie Eccles( Book )
12 editions published between 1996 and 1999 in English and held by 674 libraries worldwide
A stranger is murdered in a town in England and soon after a little girl is killed. Was she a witness to the killing, or is her death linked to the unsolved murder of two other girls. Detective Gil Mayo investigates
Killing a unicorn by Marjorie Eccles( Book )
7 editions published between 2002 and 2005 in English and held by 673 libraries worldwide
When an adopted daughter is murdered and her young son kidnapped from the home where multiple generations of their family live together, Inspector Dave Crouch inverstigates the disappearance of another family member and wonders aoubt secrets they may be hiding
Heirs and assigns by Marjorie Eccles( Book )
10 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 643 libraries worldwide
Introducing Detective Inspector Herbert Reardon in a new mystery series, set in the Downton Abbey period. November, 1928. Family and friends have gathered at the Shropshire country home of Penrose Llewellyn to celebrate the retired wealthy businessman's 60th birthday. But the morning after what should have been a convivial supper party, their host is found dead in his bed - and the circumstances look decidedly suspicious. As he questions the victim's nearest and dearest, DI Reardon discovers there are several long standing secrets lurking amongst the Llewellyn clan - and he is convinced that not everyone is telling him the truth, or at least not the whole truth. Those who stand to inherit most from Pen Llewellyn's will - if it can be found - are under the strongest suspicion, and among them hides a ruthless killer
A dangerous deceit by Marjorie Eccles( Book )
6 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 634 libraries worldwide
February, 1927. The remains of an unidentified middle aged man are found beneath the snow in the grounds of Maxtead Court, home of the wealthy Scroope family. Meanwhile, Margaret Rees Talbot is preparing for her wedding to the Rev Symon Scroope, to the disapproval of some residents of the small market town of Folbury, who think its too soon after the death of Margarets father Osbert, found drowned in his bath a few months previously. An accident or was there more to it than that? Before he died, Osbert had been writing an account of his experiences as a soldier during the Second Boer War. But what really happened in South Africa back in 1902? Could there be a connection to his death?
Untimely graves by Marjorie Eccles( Book )
5 editions published between 2001 and 2006 in English and held by 611 libraries worldwide
When an unidentifiable body is found near an isolated farm and a second murder takes place shortly after, Gil Mayo and his assistant, Abigail Moon, discover an unexpected link between the two killings
After Clare by Marjorie Eccles( Book )
4 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 595 libraries worldwide
"Lady Emily Fitzallan has returned to the country house where she spent her childhood for a family wedding. Leysmorton Manor brings back many memories, especially of her elder sister Clare, who vanished one day after going for a walk, never to return. But the disturbing discovery of a soldier's skeleton at the base of an ancient Yew tree brings the past shockingly into the present. Could the man's untimely death have its roots in Clare's disappearance, which occurred almost half a century ago ...?"--Jacket
A sunset touch : a mystery featuring Superintendent Gil Mayo by Marjorie Eccles( Book )
7 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and held by 591 libraries worldwide
"For one terrible moment it seems that the house fire on Bessemer Street has taken the lives of two young Polish children. However, when the fire brigade conducts their gruesome search of the building, they discover a man's body."--Jacket
More deaths than one by Marjorie Eccles( Book )
12 editions published between 1990 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 590 libraries worldwide
One trail leads to the local community theater, whose vanished director, Ashleigh Cockayne, was a partner of the deceased in the business of taking and selling pornographic photos of underage girls. The search for Cockayne, who has become the chief suspect, intensifies when the body of a young constable is fished out of the river beside the theater. A surprising development, however, turns Mayo in another direction. Eccles's (Requiem for a Dove) procedurals are superior specimens, with well-developed relationships among the police officers, and thorough details of the motivations and circumstances of the crimes they investigate."--Publisher's Weekly
Cast a cold eye by Marjorie Eccles( Book )
3 editions published between 1988 and 1999 in English and held by 562 libraries worldwide
Detective Inspector Gil Mayo investigates the dark side of architect Clive Lethbridge's life in order to find out who hated him enough to bludgeon hime to death
Requiem for a Dove by Marjorie Eccles( Book )
5 editions published between 1990 and 1992 in English and held by 552 libraries worldwide
The superintendent's daughter : a Gil Mayo mystery by Marjorie Eccles( Book )
9 editions published between 1999 and 2001 in English and Italian and held by 534 libraries worldwide
The daughter of Superintendent Gil Mayo, Julie, and her friend Kat have disappeared, and when Kat's dead body is discovered, the investigation leads Inspector Abigail Moon to some frightening revelations about Kat's love life with "some of the area's most important citizens with apparently stainless reputations."--Jacket
Killing me softly by Marjorie Eccles( Book )
6 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 521 libraries worldwide
Det. Sgt. Mayo discovers that a murder is connected to the band of drug traffickers he has been chasing
Late of this parish by Marjorie Eccles( Book )
8 editions published between 1992 and 2013 in English and held by 512 libraries worldwide
In the village of Castle Wyvering, Inspector Gil Mayo investigates the murder of Reverend Cecil Willard, found dead on the altar steps. The clergyman's stern moral principles and diehard opinions did not endear him to his neighbors, but who would want to kill him?
The cuckoo's child by Marjorie Eccles( Book )
5 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 506 libraries worldwide
A gripping historical mystery, set in the north of England - Yorkshire, 1909. When Laura Harcourt accepts a position in Wainthrope, home to a prosperous wool mill and its respected owner, Ainsley Beaumont, she does not dream that it will change her life forever. But she arrives to find the Beaumont family still torn apart by the death of Theo, Ainsley's son, in a disastrous fire twenty years ago; and the Beaumonts have secrets; secrets that DI Charlie Womersely, investigating a body found floating in the mill dam, must uncover if he is to find the truth
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